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24/04 Updated: 25/04 17:07

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SENEGAL are set to return to the Ricoh for one of their group games in the men's Olympic football tournament.

After beating Oman 2-0 on Monday night to secure the final men's place, they will take on the UAE on August 1 in one of ten games in the city following the draw earlier today (Tuesday).

Their coach, former Birmingham City midfielder Aliou Cisse, said: "We were welcomed very well in Coventry and it will be very good to be returning to the city once again.

"Monday night was an historic moment for our country and we aim to do as well as possible.

"Great Britain will be favourites but we will do the best we possibly can for our country."

The games in Coventry are:

July 25 Women

Japan v Canada (5pm)

Sweden v South Africa (7.45pm)

26 July Men

Belarus v New Zealand (7.45pm)

28 July Women

Japan v Sweden (12noon)

Canada v South Africa (2.45pm)

29 July Men

Mexico v Gabon (2.30pm)

Korea Republic v Switzerland (5.15pm)

31 July Women

New Zealand v Cameroon (7.45pm)

August 1 Men

Japan v Honduras (5pm)

Senegal v UAE (7.45pm)

There will also be a women's quarter final at the Ricoh on August 3 and a bronze medal match on August 9.

Daniel Gidney, chief executive of the City of Coventry Stadium as the Ricoh Arena will be known during the Games, said: "To have both Japanese teams here is a really positive result both for the city and the venue.

"Judging from the amount of Japanese media at the draw at Wembley, I am sure there will be masses of coverage for the city when Games-time arrives.

"We always knew we wouldn’t get the very big teams but if somebody had told me we would get Japan, Mexico and Senegal before the draw I would certainly have taken that."

The GB men's team have been drawn against Senegal, Uruguay and UAE while the nation's women will face New Zealand, Cameroon and Brazil.

Tickets are on sale from www.london2012.com.

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